Material construction and glass coatings have vastly improved the energy efficiency of modern windows and doors. Builders FirstSource has a variety of vinyl, fiberglass, and wood window brands perfect for the distinct Pacific Northwest climate.
Vinyl and fiberglass frames are far less conductive than older aluminum and wooden frames, meaning they greatly reduce heat transfer. This makes them ideal in the hotter temperatures of central Washington, eastern Washington, and the Palouse but also helps inhibit the transfer of cold and condensation common to the Puget Sound region. Vinyl is the most popular option for new construction throughout the state of Washington because of its low maintenance and affordable cost. You can find high quality brands like Milgard and PlyGem at all Washington Builders FirstSource locations.
Advancements in window technology can significantly improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Windows now come standard with double pane units and a low-emissivity coating commonly referred to as low-E on the glass. Low-E reflects heat away, keeping the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which makes sense for Washington homeowners who experience extreme seasonal temperature swings.
Beyond improving comfort and being more environmentally friendly, replacing old windows and doors also improves curb appeal and increases the value of a home. Windows and doors can be purchased in a variety of colors and styles. You are also able to choose from several different hardware options to customize the look and feel of the products.
For more information on new windows and doors for your home, please call or visit any Builders FirstSource location.